New Doraemon adventure tops Japan box office with RM19 mln
TOKYO: The latest Doraemon adventure topped the Japan box office this week, while Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave had a strong debut in limited release.
In its first two days of release, Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon - Peko and the Exploration Party of Five made 600 million yen ( RM19 million) from 530,000 admissions on 361 screens. The animated adventure is a remake of Doraemon: Nobita and the Haunts of Evil (1982), the franchise’s third feature-length film.
Last year, Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Secret Gadget Museum - Museum Adventure opened with 684 million yen.
Silver Spoon, starring boy band member Nakajima Kento, was the top live- action new release. From 285 screens, the youth drama made 121 million yen ( RM3.86 million).
Fantasy comedy The Great Shu Ra Ra Boom opened on 202 screens and made only 58.1 million yen.
On a limited release of just 42 screens, 12 Years a Slave made 40.5 million yen ( RM1.29 million).